Information gathering in the 21st Century.
Our innovative approach and development capability for mining solutions has enabled the industry to achieve their previously difficult, costly (and sometimes impossible) applications successfully, efficiently and cost effectively.
Mining is indeed a challenging and hazardous business in often inhospitable and inaccessible locations. Managing timely information gathering across enormous mine sites has, to date, been either too expensive or simply impossible. Today, drone technology can undertake information gathering never thought possible.
Sphere Drone’s extensive range of commercial drones and complementary technology provides invaluable spatial data from above, and while traditional methods of data collection usually require long periods of time, UAVs can now provide the same amount of information in hours.
Our advanced drone technology is also easily accessible on the worksite or office and can assist with automated surveying, stockpile calculation, slope grading, tunnel inspections, surface stability monitoring and spatially accurate mapping to name a fraction of the possibilities.
How drones are improving the mining operations
Time and resource saving
The sturdiness and long range capabilities of drones can deliver samples from far reaching sites, allowing surveyors to spend less time gathering data in the field and more time interpreting it.
Versatility and flexibility
Drones can also be managed by ‘pilots’ operating from a range of different vantage points allowing unheard of flexibility and cost savings.
Minimising operational downtime
Drones can operate and undertaking visual inspections with plants fully online while previously they needed to be in full shut down for similar inspections.
Drones in Mining
Drone technology in mining is revolutionising site scoping and mapping, while dramatically eliminating health and safety risks.
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